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DANGER! DANGER! My dad's roadster Round Up bound!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bobbleed, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
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    I am a lucky guy. I have good friends and good family..... I get to spend alot of time with my dad.... as most dad's do, he drives me crazy.... but I wouldn't have it any other way....

    I owe everything to him, he is the biggest influence in my life and I've idolised him since I was a little kid. I wanna be just like my dad.

    My passion for Hot Rods and Music is all because of him.....its really all I know.

    A couple of years ago we had a party for his 60th birthaday, it was all good friends and family.... it was a pretty good party.... haha The highlight was when I gave him this roadster..... I had found the body and had enough parts to mock it up..... we took donations torward the car instead of gifts and he was able to get most of what he needed for it....

    So basically the car, as a project, was given to him from friends and family.

    It's a neat old hot rod I found in PA its all leaded etc......

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    He was shocked and excited..... it took a couple of months for him to realise it was really his and then he dove into it....... money is tight for him, but he has done well..... chroming everything he can..... one piece at a time....
    He is completely obsessed with this car.

    After going to the round up last year he decided that he had to take it this year..

    Its was a battle, but its going to make it!!!!!

    I am so happy and proud of him I can't even tell you.

    I think he figured it would be completely finished..... shiney paint and all..... but its not, its in primer .....Me and Johnny talked him into using white primer..... he thinks it looks too much like paint and doesn't want anyone to think its finshed..... It will be the purple on the grill shell when done.


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    The headers are really cool..... we used flathead oil canisters for collectors.

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    40 merc dash......

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    The motor is a 50 olds........... and its tragic. Its an old Hot rod motor that was in a 39 merc..... we took it all apart inspected and re gasketed it and it looked great inside, but it needs a rebuild..... after a couple days and nights of messing with it...... (its 5:00 in the morning and I just got home!) we finally got it to run OK..... but it has a bunch of blow by and is kind of smoky....

    BUT, it runs enough so he can drive it a little..... and even If I have to tow it in behind my 34 truck.... ITS GOING TO THE SHOW!!!!!!

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    So anyway, its still rough around the edges........ the body is just roughed in and now we need to rebuild the motor, but damnit he's proud. the over all look of the cars is really cool...... it kind of looks like a Weesner drawing, but the funny thing is, my dad probably has no idea who the Keith Weesner is... haha

    It will get blown apart for finishing soon...

    So if you see my dad at the Round Up, stop and say hello........ he's the coolest guy I know...

    Special thanks to all who helped make this possible... especially jonny

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  2. bobbleed
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    I made him pose like the now kinda famous picture of him in 1962.......

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  3. g-lover51
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    That is cool. My old man is the one who got me started with classic cars as well. And yes he still drives me nuts but I wouldn't have it any other way either. I remember at the age of 7 being his parts washer and having my own pair of coveralls. To this day the smell of a solvent tank takes me back. Thats cool that you could do that for your dad.
     
  4. bobbleed
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    Here's a you tube of the first ride...... damn I'm excited for him....

    this was 3:30 in the morning....... on our way to the testing grounds across the street...








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    Jonny and TD Todd taking a lap......

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    Back to the shop......

     
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  5. bobbleed
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    Here's a couple pics of the caddy powered shop truck....... this is what I'm bringing to the round up and will be the tow truck for the roadster if need be...

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    Time for bed.
     
  6. My son and I have a simalar relationship Bob.

    The way you feel about your dad earns you alot of respect from me.
     
  7. ian
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    awsome awsome!! congrats.
     
  8. fuel pump
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    You are very lucky to have that kind of relationship with your dad. And your dad is lucky to have that kind of relationship with you. That's great and his roadster is way cool as well.
     
  9. mazdaslam
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    WoW!!! Bob,that's a really beautiful roadster.Great style.
     
  10. 31whitey
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    really cool what you and your dad have going...Im 31 and me and the old man are just starting a 5w coupe...he has always been that extra set of hands...now its time to be more hands on...couldnt do it with out him, good feeling right bob... you guys do nice work to... i dig the the oil filter collectors...car looks great...Whitey
     
  11. Cool story Bob,
    I dont know, It looks like that roadster needs to tow that pickup. :)
    Great looking vehicle and I'm glad you have such a good relationship with your pop.
     
  12. abomber30
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    that thing is COCK! awesome job bob and bobby.
     
  13. Impressive !! Makes me proud to be wearing my "Bleed Speed Equipment" T-shirt as I'm typing this. :)
     
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  15. ProEnfo
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    Very cool build Bob, I haven't seen a set of headers done that way since the 60's..... enjoy the show..

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  16. Anderson
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    That car looks great....you guys have a very distinctive style.
     
  17. Green49Ford
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    Last time we talked you said you guys were hoping to have it ready the night before you had to leave for the Round up. Way to go you finished early and now you maybe can sleep for your trip. It looks great!!! I think Chris is still sleep deprived from picking that body up in PA. When he sees this he will know that it was all worth it. Can't wait to see it in Austin. Tell your dad congrats and see all the Aceholes at the Round up.
    your pal
    Jack
     
  18. Looks good I can't wait to see it in person THIS WEEKEND....
     
  19. continentaljohn
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    Cool! just fricken cool!! Bob the picture with your day in the early years is priceless along with the new one! Just cool!! Great job !!
     
  20. Don Moyer
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    hey, tell that guy in the second famous photo that he needs a hair cut! hahah, looks cool and I am sure he is totally happy. Have fun at the Round up, some day I will make it there.
     
  21. Dman
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    Looks good!! You all do good work.
     
  22. side_valve
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    SWEEEEEET!! Congrats on getting it together!
     
  23. Bass
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    Holy shit wow!

    I freakin love it! You and your dad both have really good taste, Bob.
     
  24. Bass
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    Do you have the clock for the dash?
     
  25. bobbleed
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    hey thanks everybody....... I don't think he has the clock.

    I'm really excited for him.


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  26. looks awesome,bob. i have the same relationship with my dad. we work together and soon, we're gonna start on his 53 stude.

    the roadster looks great, i hope i see you're pop's in austin so i can tell him how good it looks.
     
  27. plw
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    That just plain rocks. It's too bad about 50 million other kids don't have dads like yours. Nice story, nice car.
     
  28. Scooterville
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    Lookin' good Bleed. (the roadster that is:cool: )
     
  29. 41 Dave
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    Bob, Many Happy Returns for your Dad breaking the "60" barrier. When Chuck and I were there last May his roadster was in mock up mode. I hope he gets to really enjoy driving the reoadster at the Round Up ! Looking forward to seeing it when you guys finish it !

    41 Dave
     
  30. speedaddict
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    wow...can't wait til ROUNDUP
     

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